Lawsuit Filed for Injured Tankerman

by | Mar 3, 2022 | Civil litigation, Firm News

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of an injured tankerman who was hurt while working for Enterprise Products Company and Enterprise Marine Services LLC.  During the incident, the tankerman encountered cables that became tangled between two barges that were tied up.  Concerned about the lines, the worker attempted to untangle the lines with a toothpick pipe provided by his employer.  As the lines became untangle, the toothpick pipe was thrown into the Plaintiff, causing significant injuries.

The lawsuit alleges that Enterprise Products Company and Enterprise Marine Services provided an unseaworthy vessel, and were negligent by:

(a) failing to maintain the vessel and her appurtenances and/or equipment in a safe and reasonable state of repair;
(b) failing to take reasonable precautions for Plaintiff’s safety;
(c) failing to adequately train the crew of the vessel;
(d) failing to provide the crew with proper equipment to perform their jobs;
(e) failing to implement adequate safety protocols and measures to insure the safety of the crew;
(f) failing to oversee the work performed by the vessel’s crew;
(g) failing to adequately crew the vessel;
(h) failing to perform adequate safety meetings and job safety analyses to identify and minimize the risk to Plaintiff and others; and
(i) failing to provide Plaintiff with a reasonably safe place to work.

The injured worker is represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime personal injury litigation and the skills needed to represent seamen who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. Spagnoletti Law Firm has lawyers admitted to practice in Texas, Florida and New York, and has handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.

The experienced maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights under the Jones Act. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.

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